Kevin Durant's worst Twitter fears are coming true

Yolanda Curtis
September 22, 2017

Russell Westbrook #0 of the Oklahoma City Thunder reacts after scoring against the Houston Rockets during the first half of Game Four in the 2017 NBA Playoffs Western Conference Quarterfinals on April 23, 2017 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

This, coming on the heels of Durant's new shoes being released with the soles of those shoes being filled with all the things that were said about him over the course of the past year written in black - only to have Golden State's playoff record, his stats in the five Finals games and recognition both of the Warriors winning the title and him winning Finals MVP written over them in yellow - are a reminder of something Durant has admitted to struggling with throughout his incredible basketball life: being able to forget about what others say about him.

Kevin Durant is hearing it from the National Basketball Association community, just as he expected he would, after he slammed his former Thunder coach and teammates on Twitter this week.


Durant apologized for the tweets on Tuesday, calling them both "idiotic" and "childish", and admitted to being so embarrassed by his actions that he hadn't eaten or slept in two days. "His roster wasn't that good, it was just him and russ". Kanter went on his own Twitter page to address Durant's posts and said: "Those cats, I call them FAMILY".

Durant also fessed up to the fake Twitter accounts-after all, people don't normally tweet in the third person. I was doing it all summer, and it went too deep.

U.S. media reports have said Durant had meant to post the remarks from a fake Twitter account. He told USA TODAY Sports' Sam Amick that it just "kind of looked that way", while revealing that he couldn't eat or sleep for days after the Twitter incident because of how frightful he felt about it and how angry he was at himself. "That was just me being a total [expletive] idiot. It's just really sad".


While I'm in no position to say whether or not that's true, I will say that I have a tough time feeling bad for him.

"I'll move on from that, it was tough to deal with yesterday". We all know what he thinks of his former teammates now.


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